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Jose: Champions But Not Serial Champions

http://www.theguardian.com/football/2015/sep/28/jose-mourinho-questions-chelsea-porto-champions-league

“Since half-time [at St James’ Park], they know who they are," said the manager. “The matches where we performed with a consistent attitude were the matches we won, so we need to learn how to be consistent again. Physically there’s no problem. Tactically it’s the same. Clearly it’s an attitude perspective of some individuals. And when you have individuals with that unstable attitude in terms of motivation, desire and commitment, you will pay.

“There are two sorts of champions. There are those who win something, and there are lots of them. But there are the other champions who, during their career, win one, two, three, four, five, 10 or 20 titles. In this club we have 25 champions from last year, but serial champions in this squad? John Terry, Jon Mikel [Obi] and [Branislav] Ivanovic are serial champions. Almost every season they have something in the pocket. But how many other serial champions do we have?

“Last year we were champions, but the point for me is are we serial champions? Of course it’s very difficult to win every season, but you can be a serial champion in your approach and your attitude. If we fight every minute of every game and in the end someone has two more points, then we don’t go from champions to losers. Not at all. If you lose the Champions League final to Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain or Bayern Munich you are not a loser. Mentally I can say I am a serial champion. I can be five or 10 years without winning a title, but I will still be a serial champion in my approach and my attitude. This is the problem we have at this moment. We have champions, but not serial champions.

“Nobody understood it but when the Arsenal fans were singing against Chelsea last week and I was tapping my arm, I was saying: ‘Look at the shirts.’ We have the [golden] Premier League badge on our shirts because we’re champions. But one thing is to be champion once and another is the mentality. I don’t demand that they’re champions every season. In England that’s impossible, especially at Chelsea because when we win the title it’s the end of the world and nobody [outside the club] is happy. But you can be a serial champion in your attitude. And for me that’s the point."

posted on 29/9/15

so what's he saying? his players aren't hungry to win more?

posted on 29/9/15

Yeah, he's pretty much saying So Far the players haven't shown the hunger of motivation to want to compete every season, not pick and choose.

posted on 29/9/15

*or

posted on 29/9/15

Jose blaming everyone else again

posted on 29/9/15

Take it you think he should burden some of the blame TCP?

posted on 29/9/15

I'd say the club didn't bring in the players needed. This league is unforgiving. One average summer transfer window compared to your rivals minus the hunger which you had last year and you drop down a few places, no questions asked.

Also too much pally pally buddies at chelsea right now. Not enough folk there with eyes on the prize.

posted on 29/9/15

However Jose needs to shoulder some of the blame. If he keeps playing the same eleven over and over again then what's the point. We're playing sht football and barely make a good defence of our title so why not try something new.

posted on 29/9/15

Sidey i don't care if he does as i know he won't





posted on 29/9/15

Interesting statements.

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